Faculty

Carlie Kendall

Owner/Director

Lyrical, Jazz, Technique, Acrobatics, Tumbling, Hand Balancing

Since I was a young girl all I wanted to do was dance. My dance journey started at the age of 2 in NSW doing Ballet, Tap and Jazz. With a love of Rhythmic Gymnastics at the age of 7 I took out the NSW State Championship. My love for dance has never stopped growing, now creating a passion for teaching both Lyrical/Contemporary and Jazz and specialising in Acrobatics.

 I trained extensively in Acrobatics on the Gold Coast under Suellen Venker and Ben Nicolodi from age 10, competed in Sports Acrobatics Level 8 and Cheerleading Open Level 4. I have completed my ATOD exams as well as my RAD Ballet. I have travelled with Ashtons Circus where I choreographer our Acrobatic routine in the National Circus Challenge. 

For the past 4 years I have been teaching Acrobatics, Lyrical and Contemporary, this is my love and my passion and I am very excited to share this and be a part of your child’s journey.

Tkayah Tanoa

Acrobatic Assistant, Hip Hop

I have had a passion for dance my entire life. Grooving around the loungeroom to Juice TV was great but it wasn’t enough so at the age of 9 I started performing. I have been lucky enough to train with some truly amazing teachers in a wide range of genres including Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Tap, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Singing and Acting. 

Through my years of dancing I have had the privilege of performing up and down the Coast from Rockhampton down to Coolangatta including the Cooly Rocks Festival. I first started assistant teaching at 14 years old and found I have a real love and niche for it. Dancing has been a great part of my life but being able to teach and be a positive influence to others has been an even greater achievement. 

I have been assisting Carlie for the past two years now and she has not only taught me everything about Acrobatics but to also believe in yourself, follow your dreams and be the best you can be. Sharing my knowledge and passion with others is what I love and look forward to.

Tiana Campbell

Acrobatics, Handstand Balancing, Contortion, Tiny Stars Dance

Tianna has been involved in dance, acrobatics and circus arts for 18 years. She started dancing at the young age of 2 and hasn’t stopped since. At 12 years old Tianna received a dance scholarship into high school, doing well in the dance program Tianna was given the title of Dance Captain and since graduating has been back on multiple occasions to choreograph various routines. 

Her love for dance and acrobatics continued when she began teaching in 2014, teaching classes of all ages and styles. Tianna has since continued on and teaches dance and acrobatics at multiple studios on the Gold Coast. Acrobatics, stunting and contortion has always been a highlight in Tianna’s teaching experience, she loves the idea of encouraging her students to ‘do the impossible’ and loves to see the joy on her students’ faces when they achieve their goals. 

In 2018, Tianna graduated from the Queensland University of Technology successfully completing a Bachelor in Fine Arts: Dance. Tianna has since pursued her further studies being accepted into the Masters of Education course at the Queensland University of Technology and is due to graduate in 2020. With these degrees under her belt, Tianna will pursue her dream of teaching multiple subjects like Dance and Drama in both primary and secondary education. In September of 2019, Tianna was assigned a 3 week uni placement at Coombabah State High School. 

Tianna heard some amazing comments about her teaching style and choreography and has since been asked to come back on multiple occasions to teach workshops and eisteddfod routines. Tianna has a huge love and appreciation for teaching, she loves guiding her students to achieve their goals and she cannot wait to be apart of the CK Academy team in 2020.

Rodleigh Stevens

Contortion, Acrobatics, Handstand Balancing, Aerial

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